Liu, Hitchens win 5 as Cali, Texas, Mexico age groupers compete in North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz
Southern California, Pacific and Gulf Swimming sent down teams of juniors to take on Mexico in the 2014 North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz last Thursday through Saturday.
Peter Vanderkaay demonstrates start technique
Amy Bilquist and her Carmel teammates Rachel Hayden, Veronica Burchill and Claire Adams fought through some tough finals doubles (and even a triple) to break the NAG record in the 4×100 free relay.
Katie Ledecky (left) and Missy Franklin (right) are two of the many stars converging on Southern California for the US National Championships this week.
The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived – SwimSwam’s official 2014 U.S. National Championships Pick ‘Em Contest is here! So put those crystal balls to good use and make your picks.
Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle – US Nationals Preview – Missy, Ledecky & Schmitty atop hard-hitting field
Katie Ledecky (pictured), Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt are prepared to do battle for the national title ahead of a tightly-packed 200 free field.
Representatives from USA Swimming and Swimming Australia have both told SwimSwam they are not planning to attend the first-ever “Youth Programme” FINA recently announced the week before Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
After Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping lab was stripped of its accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last year, Brazil is still without a certified drug testing laboratory two years out from the next Olympics, which it will host.
Kim Williams will look to sweep the IMs for 2014, coming in as the top 200 IM seed this morning.
Curtis Ogren leads the Palo Alto boys, who sit atop the boys team points. PASA is second in combined scores to Carmel which has gotten 218 from its outstanding girls crew.
The Auburn Tigers have released their 2014-2015 schedule, headlined by home duals against national powers Florida and Texas.
Townley Haas will have some company tonight in the 200, where he’s seeded third behind Michael Domagala and breakout prelims star Maxime Rooney.
Despite the political chaos and rocket fire currently tearing up the Gaza region, Israel’s top swimmers are taking to the pool for the country’s national championships this week at the Wingate Institute (pictured).
NOVA’s Townley Haas will try to double his win total today, holding the top 400 free seed a day after smashing the field in the 100.
Countryside YMCA’s Alisabeth Marsteller is the top seed in a pair of races heading into the last session of YMCA Nationals. The incoming Princeton Tiger leads the 100 free and 200 IM after Friday morning’s prelims.